Velvet is a luxurious fabric used in both apparel and decor. Velvet that is used for apparel is lightweight, soft, and plush with a lustrous sheen and nice drape. Apparel velvets include: micro velvet, stretch velvet, crushed stretch velvet, and panne velvet. Upholstery velvets are thicker and have a stiff backing, so they won't drape as well. They aren't as shiny as many apparel velvets, but they have a nice luster and feel. Watch the video to find out more.